James William (Jim) LAIRD Nov. 1 1955 - Nov. 16 2012. Jim sadly passed away following a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. Jim is survived by his two sons Chris and Brendan, fiance Deborah Brandon, siblings Bob Laird (Irene), Joanne Laird (Andrew), Kathryn Quon, Leslie MacFarlane-Varga (Don), John MacFarlane, Marian Julie MacFarlane-Smith (Terry), and Donna Turenne (Donald), plus many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Diane, Bud and Marlene Laird, grandparents Mal and Jo McMillan, grandparents David and Annie Laird.
Jim was a brilliant prospector and an awesome dad, who enjoyed outdoor life to the fullest.
Special thanks to Dr. A. Early, Dr. J. Lea, Dr E Kroll, Dr E Tam and Dr. J Yang, Joanne Oben, the staff at 4East at Lion's Gate Hospital, staff in ICU at VGH and the Transplant Team.
Donations in Lieu of Flowers to Lions Gate Hospital.
Service Sat.Nov.24th 11 am at Devlin Funeral Home, 579 Seaview Road, Gibsons, BC., burial at Seaview Cemetary at Hwy 101 & Roberts Creek Road, and Celebration of Life at 1 pm at Cedar's Inn Convention Centre, 895 Gibsons Way.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 22, 2012